........

.                               Return to home page

Nancy Moskowitz's blog

Better Than Google

Sources of information come and go in the library.  Reliable print sources are replaced by their on-line versions.  Less and less is available in print.  In fact, users of Morningstar will be sad to learn that by the end of the year, it will no longer be available in print in its award winning (yes, there really are awards for binders) binder.

New Mysteries May 2012

Buried in Buttercream by G.A. McKevett
Guns in the Gallery by Simon Brett
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton
Rest in Pizza by Chris Cavender
Cop with the Pink Pistol by Gray Basnight
Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean
Antiques Disposal by Barbara Allan
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez
False Front by Diane Fanning
Death's Door by Jim Kelly   
Robert B. Parker's Lullaby by Ace Atkins
Final Sail by Elaine Viets
Bloodstain by Paul Doherty
Life Without Parole by Clare O'Donohue
Cadaver Game by Kate Ellis

Better Than Google

"The world of libraries is changing, and we have to change with it." Anthony W. Marx, President of the New York Public Library

Remember when in order to do a paper for school, you had to come into the library for the information?  Remember running in before the library closed on Sunday night (yes, we used to be open until 8:00 on Sundays during the school year) and feverishly photocopying from the reference books?  As a librarian for many years, I helped many a panic-stricken student who was desperately trying to piece together enough information to complete the assignment while the angry parent hissed "I told you not to wait until the last minute..." Well, they did and we helped them the best we could.

New Mysteries April 2012

So Pretty it Hurts by Kate White
November Hunt by Jess Lourey
Sail of Stone by Ake Edwardson
Death at the Jesus Hospital by David Dickinson
Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
Little Shop of Homicide by Denise Swanson
Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Walking Into the Ocean by David Whellams
Astride a Pink Horse by Robert Greer
Cat's Claw by Susan Wittig Albert
Dublin Dead by Gerard O'Donovan
Comedy is Finished by Donald Westlake
Blood in the Water by Jane Haddam
Helsinki White by James Thompson
Memory of Blood by Christopher Fowler
Agony of the Leaves by Laura Childs
Force of Nature by C.J. Box
Hush Now, Don't You Cry by Rhys Bowen
Reap What You Sew by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Killer Read by Erika Chase
Guilty Consciences edited by Martin Edwards
50% of Murder by Josie Belle
Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen
Death Comes Silently by Carolyn G. Hart
Big Cat Nap by Rita Mae Brown
Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
Dorchester Terrace by Anne Perry
Beastly Things by Donna Leon

New Mysteries March 2012

Grounds for Appeal by Bernard Knight
Royal Wulff Murders by Keith McCafferty
Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody
Cinnamon Roll Murder by Joanna Fluke
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
Kill My Darling by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Queen Without a Crown by Fiona Buckley
Hunting Sweetie Rose by Jack Fredrickson
Grievous Angel by Quintin Jardine
Shedding Light on Murder by Patricia Driscoll
Velvet Scream by Priscilla Masters
Death of a Kingfisher by M.C. Beaton
Four Below by Peter Helton
Stay at Home Dead by Jeffrey Allen
Double Booked for Death by Ali Brandon
Love, Honour and O'Brien by Jennifer Rowe
Murder in a Basket by Amanda Flower
Darker Than any Shadow by Tina Whittle
Next One to Fall by Hillary Davidson
Anatomy of Murder by Imogene Robertson

New Mysteries February 2012

Those Who Love the Night by Wessel Ebersohn
Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark
Parliament of Spies by Cassandra Clark
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
Confession by Charles Todd
Racing the Devil by Jaden Terrell
Fifth Victim by Zoe Sharp
Boca Daze by Steven M. Forman
Darkening Field by William Ryan
$10,000 in Small Unmarked Puzzles
Death by Killer Mop Doll by Lois Winston
Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell
Gone West by Carola Dunn
Golden Scales by Parker Bilal
Killer Crullers by Jessica Beck
Cold Comfort by Quentin Bates

New Mysteries January 2012

Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill
Silence by J. Sydney Jones
D.C. Dead by Stuart Woods
Perilous Conception by Larry Karp
Murder in Mount Holly by Paul Theroux
1222 by Anne Holt
Egypt by Nick Drake
Storm Damage by Ed Kovacs
Dead Man's Grip by Peter James
Mr. Kill by Martin Limon
Silence by Jan Costin Wagner
Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
Dead Witness edited by Michael Sims
Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell
Swift Edge by Laura DiSilverio

Better Than Google

What are your New Year's resolutions?  Many people use the new year as a clean slate to embark on all kinds of self-improvement projects.  Losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more, learning a new language...Hey, stop, we can help you with the last one (actually the library can help with all of them, but let's concentrate on learning a new language).  We have a great on-line language learning product called Mango Languages.  When Rosetta Stone stopped selling its on-line database to libraries, we scrambled to find a suitable replacement, and we found Mango.  Their program is fun, effective and easy.  You'll have the choice of Mango Basic, which covers 49 languages, including Farsi, Korean, Mandarin and Croatian, as well as ESL courses for specific language speakers.  Mango Complete.

New Mysteries December 2011

Well-Offed in Vermont by Amy Patricia Meade
Templar Magician by P.C. Doherty
Forever Rumpole by John Mortimer
Gilded Shroud by Elizabeth Bailey
Scotched by Kaitlyn Dunnett
Nice place to Die by Jane McLoughlin
Deep Cover by Peter Turnbull
House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up
Killer's Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan
Deception at Lyme by Carrie Bebris
Devil's Ribbon by D.E. Meredith
Burial at Sea by Charles Finch
London Calling by James Craig
Sahara Dust by Jim Ingraham
Physical Education by Maggie Barbieri
Dead Last by James W. Hall
Broken Music by Marjorie Eccles
Twelve Drummers Drumming by C.C. Benison
Chelsea Mansions by Barry Maitland
Three-Day Town by Margaret Maron
Coffin Man by James D. Doss
Death of a Radical by Rebecca Kenkins
Ionia Sanction by Gary Corby
Territory by Tricia Fields

Better Than Google

There is no question that people in today's economy are struggling.  Those of us who have jobs are grateful to have them, and those of us who don't, sorely need a hand.  This is where the library comes in, via our database Career Transitions.     It is a comprehensive source of information for the job seeker.  It includes a resume builder option, career guidance, tips and tricks videos on how to snag that job, and even an interactive interview experience.  Job listings from indeed.com make this a convenient and powerful job search tool. Whether you are a young graduate still looking for that first job, or a middle-aged career changer, you will find Career Transitions will be an enormous help to you.The search function is very easy to use, and the "My Jobs" feature will keep track of your progress as you apply for jobs.  It is a very impressive database and one which is certainly useful during these tough economic times. Remote usage is available with your New City library card.  So log on, try it, and good luck to you all.

Syndicate content